My 85 year old Mom suffers from many ailments - the worst being congestive heart failure. She is on many meds, and puffers as well. She says she's lost her sense of taste and eats so little, it's scaring me. She's lost weight as well. Her dietician told her to eat small meals during the day. She takes Ensure also. She says the problem is - she repeately chews the food and it won't go down. She swallows her pills and oatmeal and fruits, but foods such as chicken, steak etc. pose a problem. She is going to the ENT this week so maybe she can get an answer to this problem. Her husband has tried everything to entice her to eat more, but it's so difficult.